Cosmos Posted February 3, 2012 Share Posted February 3, 2012 What are your recommendations for a child branching out of the children's section? I've looked through a number of lists and found the following commonly listed for middle-schoolers. That is to say, when I look through grade-oriented reading lists I see that the children's lit is gradually replaced by adult works over roughly 6th - 8th grade until adult fiction dominates the high school lists. And it appears to me that the first adult fiction works suggested are quite often from this list --- Tom Sawyer The Prince and the Pauper Around the World in 80 Days Journey to the Center of the Earth To Kill a Mockingbird Treasure Island Kim Fahrenheit 451 Lord of the Rings Call of the Wild Sherlock Holmes I think it's accurate to say that these were written with an adult audience in mind but are easily enjoyable by a younger reader. Any thoughts on adding/subtracting from this list? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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